set afire


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Verb1.set afire - set fire to; cause to start burning; "Lightening set fire to the forest"
combust, burn - cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"
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He was still silent but began at once to erect a heap of dry sticks which he presently set afire. The boy sat on the ground with the lamb in his arms.
The small grey eyes blinked, the lips moved, with greed; greed was the ruling passion; and though there was some good nature, some genuine kindliness, a true human touch, in the old toper, his greed was now so set afire by hope, that all other traits of character lay dormant.
The Lord above knows what the compromising consequences would be to numbers of people, if some of our documents were seized or destroyed; and they might be, at any time, you know, for who can say that Paris is not set afire to-day, or sacked to-morrow!
CAMP BANCASI, Butuan City - Joint police and military forces on Wednesday are going after a criminal gang who put set afire vehicles in Purok 3, Barangay Nino, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.
'More than 46,000 children were hospitalised due to alleged reaction of polio vaccine on April 22 in Peshawar and at the same time a basic health unit was set afire. The issue has caused scare among the workers and there would be increase in refusals against polio if we don't change our communication strategy,' Dr Saima Abid, president of Public Health Association, told the seminar here on Tuesday.
Nusrat, a student of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa in Sonagazi upazila of Feni, was set afire on April 6 allegedly for refusing to withdraw a case filed against principal Siraj Ud Doula of the madrasa for sexually harassing her last month.
In January 2016, a man sustained serious burn injuries after he tried to set afire bedbugs in his couch.
Police in Kratie province's Chet Borey district are probing the killing of four people in a family who are believed to have been shot dead and their house set afire to destroy evidence.
'Ten to 12 stamped ballot papers were recovered late Saturday night from a garbage heap,' Qureshi said, adding that the garbage had been set afire in an apparent attempt to destroy ballot papers.
He said that the troops had set afire his and his brother's, houses, cowsheds and stole gold ornaments.
But in some areas, pro-government forces clashed with protesters, police lobbed tear gas and fired rubber bullets from behind shields, and buildings were set afire. A police officer and protester were fatally shot on Thursday in Nicaragua's capital, Managua, where thousands took to the streets, and another protester was shot dead in Tipitapa, northeast of the capital, the Red Cross told Reuters.
The world of pageantry is set afire once again as the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 held its coronation night last Sunday, March 18 at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.